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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
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Three votes or less determined three election\ results in Butterfield. Harry Hanson won the mayoral race by two votes (79-77), the Sunday liquor sales passed by one vote (89-88) and the second city council seat was decided by three votes (96-93).

Two seats were up for reelection on the Butterfield City Council, those of Jim Warwick and Howard Madson. Only Jim Warwick chose to file for re-election along with Leslie Schlomann and out-going mayor Ken Pankratz. Elected were James Warwick with 111 votes and Leslie Schlomann with 96 votes. Ken Pankratz was only 3 votes behind Schlomann with 93 votes.

City of Butterfield election results in 2010 showed 227 registered voters with 161 voting. In 2012 there were 217 registered voters plus 15 registered voters on Election Day and 5 absentee ballots with 210 voting. In 2014 there were 228 registered voters plus 6 registered on Election Day with 177 voting.

There were several other Watonwan County elections involving unopposed county officials, Soil and Water supervisor seats and other positions.

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